Woman in wheelchair boarding WDW bus
  • On Apr 30, 2024
    Shawna from PA Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi I’m thinking about a trip to Disney orlando with my husband (who is confined to a wheelchair) and some other family. I was wondering if there was a hotel that has a bigger Roll-in shower , or are all the showers the same size? Thanks Shawns

    Hello, Shawna! Thank you for coming to planDisney with your question!

    Planning a trip to The Most Magical Place On Earth for your husband and family sounds like a fantastic and fun idea! As you continue planning, you will find that Disney will go above and beyond to accommodate Guests with mobility issues.

    While I can’t provide you with the exact dimensions of the roll-in showers available within the Disney Resorts Collection hotels, I spoke to a friendly Cast Member who shared their experience touring accessible rooms and indicated that the roll-in showers appeared to be large enough to accommodate a wheelchair and Guest.

    I suggest you start by heading to the Explore Resort Hotels page, entering the timeframe you anticipate traveling and checking the “Accessible Rooms” box. You will see all the Disney Resorts available during that timeframe when you get to the results page. When you select a resort, you will know the type of accessibility available. Be sure to look for “Wheelchair accessible with roll-in shower” to accommodate your husband’s needs. If you feel more comfortable speaking to a Cast Member before booking, you can visit the Help Center and find the phone number for Non-Reservation Questions or Disability Services under the Resort Hotel and Theme Park Information section.

    If I may make another suggestion, I would also base your resort choice on which theme park(s) you think you will be spending most of your time. For example, if you believe EPCOT or Disney’s Hollywood Studios will be where you spend the most time, resorts like Disney’s BoardWalk Inn, Disney’s Beach Club Resort, and Disney’s Yacht Club Resort are all within walking distance of the International Gateway Entrance of EPCOT and the main entrance of Hollywood Studios. If you think you will be in and out of the Magic Kingdom more often, you could choose from Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa, Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort, or Disney’s Contemporary Resort, all of which are on the monorail, two of which (Grand Floridian and Contemporary) also feature a walking path. These are simply suggestions and not your only options because no matter which resort you choose, you can take advantage of the complimentary transportation, which includes bus transportation that is all wheelchair accessible.

    If you find yourself having a hard time narrowing down your choices, submit me another question with your options, and I will gladly give you my take on each resort. As I am sure you will soon discover, each resort features unique theming, ample dining options, and other benefits based on what you’re looking for in a vacation, so I would be happy to point those things out!

    See you real soon!
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